Selectboard Meeting Minutes – 6/9/22

Selectboard Present:      Steven Dalessio (Chair); Peggy L. Pschirrer; Cheryl Mayberry

CALL TO ORDER:  Mr. Dalessio called this Selectboard meeting to order at 6:30 PM in the Walpole Town Hall and via Zoom. This meeting was being recorded.

Mr. Dalessio called for a voice roll call of the Selectboard present:  Peggy Pschirrer was present; Cheryl Mayberry was present; and Steven Dalessio, Chair, was present.  Also present was Sarah Downing, Manager of Administration.  Regina Borden, Recording Secretary, is via Zoom.  There were three members of the public in attendance:  Wendy Grossman, Will Grossman and Jan Galloway-Leclerc, Chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

OLD BUSINESS:

NH Bureau of Trails’ 2022 Special Use Permit Application:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the 2022 Special Use Permit Application and to authorize the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, to sign this document.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Cheshire Rail Trail Rehabilitation Grant- Letter of Support:  Mr. Dalessio reported that the Grossmans and Mr. Dumont will keep the town apprised of progress on this project.  Wendy Grossman will serve as the project administrator. 

Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the letter of support for the Cheshire Rail Trail Rehabilitation RTP Application and to authorize the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, to sign this letter to the NH Bureau of Trails.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.  

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Accounts Payable Check Register in the total amount of $185,505.68 for checks issued June 10, 2022.  This includes a payment in the amount of $97,221.25 to the NH Municipal Bond Bank for Broadband.  Monies have been collected from Consolidated Communication customers for this yearly payment.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

PAYROLL:

Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Payroll Check Register for the week ending June 4, 2022, in the amount of $30,065.12 dated June 10, 2022, and for the 941 Payroll Tax Transfer in the amount of $6,144.40.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved. 

SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES:

SELECTBOARD MEETING – June 2, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Selectboard meeting of June 2, 2022, as submitted.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION – June 2, 2022:  Ms. Mayberry moved to accept the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard Session of June 2, 2022, as submitted.  These Minutes will remain sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the Minutes were approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

The Selectboard acknowledged receipt of the following Committee reports:

  • Walpole Power Committee Meeting – May 4, 2022;
  • Walpole Planning Board Workshop – May 24, 2022;
  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – May 17, 2022;
  • North Walpole Village District Board of Commissioners Meeting – May 24, 2022.

TIMBER YIELD TAX LEVY AND WARRANTS:

MAP and LOT #013-060-001: Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant for a Yield Tax Levy and Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #013-060-001 in the amount of $1,399.30.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

MAP and LOT #008-060, 61 & 62-000:  Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Warrant for a Yield Tax Levy and Certification of Yield Taxes Assessed for the owner(s) of Map and Lot #008-060, 61 & 62-000 in the amount of $5,951.47.  These are Hooper Golf Course Properties.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.   

OLD BUSINESS (Continued):

Police Detail Policy:  Mr. Dalessio advised that last week the Selectboard discussed changing the Police Detail Policy and adding Section 5.3 under Detail Rates:  “Officers/flaggers hired from other New Hampshire police departments or flagging contractors shall be paid at the rate charged by those departments or contractors.  Ten percent of the profit from billing other police departments/contractors for detail work in Walpole shall be deposited in the Walpole Police Department Revolving Fund.  Any other excess shall be deposited in the general fund.”

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve changing the Police Detail Policy and adding Section 5.3 to the Detail Rates.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

5-Town Meeting:  Mr. Dalessio reported that the 5-Towns have been meeting quarterly.  Mr. Jeremy Wood, Chair of the Charlestown Selectboard, agreed with Alstead hosting the next Five-Town Meeting, although in hosting Alstead would be setting the agenda.  They would need to have a Recording Secretary.  The next meeting will not be scheduled until August 5, 2022.

Pending Further Actions:

Generators, Houghton Brook Bridge, Parking Ordinance, Three Phase Power for Industrial Park Drive and Bensonwood, Reservoir Dam

Trees On The Common:  Mrs. Downing is waiting for a formal written proposal from Mr. Hartmann.  Mrs. Pschirrer pointed out that there is funding for this work on the trees. 

Fuss and O’Neill Proposal for Engineering Services:  Mr. Dalessio advised that Purchase Order No. 294718 was written to Fuss & O’Neill for Engineering Services, an assessment and hydraulic analysis for the High Street and Old North Main Street project for an amount not to exceed $35,900.00 that will be charged to the County ARPA Funds that were made available to the Town.     

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve and sign Purchase Order No. 294718 to Fuss & O’Neill for Engineering Services, for the High Street and Old North Main Street project for an amount not to exceed $35,900.00 that will be charged to the County ARPA Funds that were made available to the Town.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

Primex Contribution Assurance Programs (CAP)

Property & Liability (This agreement amends and extended the Town’s membership agreement).

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Primex Property & Liability Contribution Assurance Program (CAP) Agreement and to authorize the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, to sign this membership agreement.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Workers’ Compensation Program for CY 2023 – CY 2025:

Ms. Mayberry moved to approve the Primex Contribution Assurance Program (CAP) for CY 2023 – CY 2025 for the Workers’ Compensation Program and to authorize the Chair of the Selectboard, Steven Dalessio, to sign this CAP Agreement.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Conservation Commission Appointment Notices:

Peter Palmiotto:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Appointment Notice to re-appoint Peter Palmiotto as a member on the Walpole Conservation Commission for a period of three (3) years, June 2022 through Town Meeting, March 2025.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

France Menk:  Mrs. Pschirrer moved to approve the Appointment Notice to re-appoint France Menk as a member of the Walpole Conservation Commission for a period of three (3) years, June 2022 through Town Meeting, March 2025.  Seconded by Ms. Mayberry.  With Mrs. Pschirrer, Ms. Mayberry and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

Veterans’ Flags on Cemetery Lots:  Mr. Dalessio reported that a complaint had been received that the flags were removed from the cemetery lots right after Memorial Day.  Mrs. Downing advised that per the Federal Flag Code, flags are to be removed as soon as possible after Memorial Day.  The flags will probably go back out again for Veterans’ Day.  Mrs. Pschirrer mentioned that as many flags as possible should be saved and then re-used as the cost for the small flags is steadily increasing from $600 to $1,000 for this year’s order.   

Wall and Trim Color Sample for Selectboard Office:  Mrs. Downing mentioned that inside the Selectboard office door there are three colors for trim and two shades of a white wall paint to preview.  She asked the Selectboard to take a look and specify their choice so they can move ahead with purchasing paint.

NON-PUBLIC SELECTBOARD SESSION:

Ms. Mayberry moved to enter into a Non-Public Selectboard Session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss (c) Reputations.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved at 6:52 PM.

The regular Selectboard meeting reconvened at 7:32 PM.

Ms. Mayberry moved that the Minutes of the Non-Public Selectboard session of June 9, 2022, will be sealed.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:

Ms. Mayberry moved to adjourn this Selectboard meeting.  Seconded by Mrs. Pschirrer.  Mr. Dalessio asked if there was any additional discussion.  There was none.  With Ms. Mayberry, Mrs. Pschirrer and Mr. Dalessio in favor, the meeting was adjourned at 7:33 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Regina Borden, Recording Secretary

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